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Analysis and Development of Curriculum to Build the Foundation for eLearning Courses 2007

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Presentation by Gihan Wikramanayake on 30th May 2007 at 2nd eLearning Africa - International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training, Nairobi, Kenya. …

Presentation by Gihan Wikramanayake on 30th May 2007 at 2nd eLearning Africa - International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training, Nairobi, Kenya.
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K P Hewagamage, G N Wikramanayake, T A Weerasinghe, Peter Mozelius (2007) Analysis and Development of Curriculum to Build the Foundation for eLearning Courses In: 2nd eLearning Africa - International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training 63-65 Nairobi, Kenya: eLA May 28-30

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  • 1. Curriculum Development for e-Learning Courses Dr. K. P. Hewagamage Senior Lecturer University of Colombo School of Computing
  • 2. Outline
    • BIT Degree
    • Asia eBIT and Status Indicators
    • e-Learning Stage 1 for BIT
      • Evaluation
      • Effectiveness
    • Curriculum Development to build the proper foundation
  • 3. BIT Degree Program
    • External degree of UCSC started in 2000
    • Reasons for Initiation
      • Small intake to internal programs
      • UCSC – Academic Power Base of ICT
      • Acceptable qualification for affordable price
    • National Requirement – ICT Workforce
  • 4. BIT Status Indicators
    • Registration is coming down
    • Pass Rate is very low (1-3%)
    • The student drop out rate in the first year is very high (Average 60%)
    Asia eBIT is a project to improve status indicators while expanding the degree program through a model of net-based learning
  • 5. e-Learning Stage 1 for BIT
    • 2003 – A pilot project funded by Sida
    • Sweden Consultant Team
    • Steps Taken
      • Course Syllabus was improved to include learning objectives and ref. page numbers
      • Learning Management System for continuous assessment
      • e-Learning Module for Mathematics
  • 6. Evaluation – Stage 1
    • + points
    • Acceptable Framework to promote an external degree program
    • Student satisfaction about the detailed syllabus
    • Promote the students participation with assignments
    • Introduction of collaborative learning model
    • From a static web site to an LMS
  • 7. Evaluation of Stage 1
    • - Points
    • Unsuccessful collaborative Learning model
    • Poor learning content (teaching materials and resources for mathematical learning)
    • No link with continuous assessment and final semester examination
    • No alignment with respect to syllabus, learning resources and assessment
    • Negative impression: Not enough support for student’s learning process
  • 8. Effectiveness of e-Learning
    • We observed that e-Learning has not done a significant change in the Stage 1 of the project due to following reasons:
    • Weak foundation (Curriculum)
      • Failure in constructive alignment
    • No Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to implement collaborative learning model
  • 9. Objectives of Curriculum Development
    • Develop the foundation for e-Learning Implementation
    • Obtain constructive alignment
      • Syllabus + Learning Content + Assessment
    • Apply collaborative learning model
      • Constructivism
      • Learning Activities
  • 10. Curriculum Development – [CD 1]
    • Program Curriculum
      • Road Map 3 year program with 3 milestones
      • Degree Path with two intermediate Diploma certificates (DIT, HDIT)
      • Semester 1 – Preparation Courses
    • Course Syllabus
      • A template to document all necessary details
      • Identification of high level learning activities
  • 11. CD2 - Constructive Alignment
    • Syllabus + Learning Resources + Assessment
    • Split the syllabus two portion (first half and second half)
    • Two formative assessments for first and second half
      • Online interactive quizzes
    • Similarity and relationship between formative and summative assessments
  • 12. CD 3 – Collaborative Learning Model
    • Constructivism
      • Open Overall Discussion
      • Discussion of subject matter wrt sections in the syllabus
      • Publicizing individual artifacts for discussions and ratings
        • What do you think about my CV?
    • Learning Activities
      • Online : Interactive feedback to motivate students
      • Offline: change attitude in the learning process